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ESPYS: The ESPY Awards Embodies the Essence of Commitment and Awareness

Dexter Rogers | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
Dexter Rogers

The ESPYS is more than a celebration of athletic achievement. It's a gathering of athletes and entertainers who band together in utilizing their collective platforms to fight against cancer in hopes of finding a cure for it.

75 Years Later, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man on the Face of Earth" Speech, Remains the Greatest Speech in Sports History

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) would soon claim his life.

The Hall of Fame and Dead Kentucky Lawyers

Don McNay | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Don McNay

It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.

Children's Hospital Patients Inspire Us To Never Give Up With Recreation Of Famous Speech

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

These children are fighters. They're all patients at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center, and in the video above, they recreate college basket...

Honoring the 30-Year Anniversary of Jimmy V and the Wolfpack's Improbable Ride

James Campion | Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports
James Campion

The 1983 North Carolina Wolfpack created March Madness, coming from nowhere to win nine consecutive elimination games over a month period against a field of mostly heavily favored opponents.

FLASHBACK: Jimmy V's Inspirational Speech

Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

"Don't give up, don't ever give up." Twenty years ago, Jim Valvano took the stage during the first ESPY Awards at Madison Square Garden and delive...

How One Play Made Jim Valvano a Coaching Legend and Guy Lewis a Forgotten Figure

Larry Atkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Atkins

March Madness is upon us, and it's going to be totally awesome, baybee! One bounce of the ball, one slip and fall, and one shot can make a legend or create a scapegoat.

Jimmy V, Elizabeth, Aretha & The Economics of Cancer

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

We have become a nation where our leaders can throw billions at places like Goldman Sachs, which does nothing to touch the lives of average Americans, but underfund the war against cancer, which touches almost every family.

Yahoo Basketball Columnist Sued

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

One of book publishing's biggest houses is suing a popular sports columnist, alleging that he failed to meet deadlines for a proposed biography on the...

The "Don't Ever Give Up" Business Plan

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.

Jimmy V and the Closed Wallet

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm not the only person thinking twice about giving money to charity. Or about spending money. Most people have the same kind of hesitation that I have. And this compounds the financial crisis problem.